About the Authors: New Answers Book

List of Authors

Ken Ham

Ken has a BS in applied science (with an emphasis in environmental biology) from Queensland Institute of Technology in Australia. He also holds a diploma of education from the University of Queensland (a graduate qualification for science teachers in the public schools in Australia). Ken has been awarded two honorary doctorates: a Doctor of Divinity (1997) from Temple Baptist College in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a Doctor of Literature (2004) from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Ken is the president and CEO of Answers in Genesis (USA). He has authored several books, including the best-seller The Lie: Evolution. He is one of the most in-demand speakers in the U.S. and has a daily radio program called Answers…with Ken Ham, which is heard on over 850 stations in the US and over 1,000 worldwide.

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Jason Lisle

Jason graduated summa cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University where he double-majored in physics and astronomy, and minored in mathematics. He did graduate work at the University of Colorado where he earned a master’s degree and a PhD in astrophysics.

In graduate school, he specialized in solar astrophysics. While there, Jason used the SOHO spacecraft to investigate motions on the surface of the sun, as well as solar magnetism and subsurface weather.

He has authored papers in both secular and creationist literature and recently wrote a book called Taking Back Astronomy. Jason is a capable speaker and writer and is currently working on the planetarium project for the Creation Museum, just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Georgia Purdom

Georgia received her PhD in molecular genetics from Ohio State University in 2000. As an associate professor of biology, she completed five years of teaching and research at Mt. Vernon Nazarene University in Ohio before joining the staff at Answers in Genesis (USA).

Dr. Purdom has published papers in the Journal of Neuroscience, the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, and the Journal of Leukocyte Biology. She is also a member of the Creation Research Society, American Society for Microbiology, and American Society for Cell Biology.

She is a peer-reviewer for Creation Research Society Quarterly. Georgia has a keen interest and keeps a close eye on the Intelligent Design movement.

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Andy McIntosh

Andy McIntosh is a professor (the highest teaching/research rank in UK university hierarchy) in combustion theory at Leeds University, UK. His PhD was in aerodynamics. A number of his students later worked for Rolls Royce, designing aircraft engines.

Andy has an extensive work and research background but also has interest in theological matters. His career in mathematics and science has led him to the view that the world and the universe show powerful evidence of design. As a result, he is often asked to speak on the subject of origins both in the UK and abroad.

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David Menton

Dr. Menton was an associate professor of anatomy at Washington University School of Medicine from 1966 to 2000 and has since become Associate Professor Emeritus. He was a consulting editor in histology for Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, a standard medical reference work.

David earned his PhD from Brown University in cell biology. He is a popular speaker and lecturer with Answers in Genesis (USA), showing complex design in anatomy with popular DVDs such as The Hearing Ear and Seeing Eye and Fearfully and Wonderfully Made. He also has an interest in the famous Scopes Trial, which was a big turning point in the creation/evolution controversy in the USA in 1925.

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Monty White

Now Chief Executive of Answers in Genesis (UK/Europe), Dr. Monty White joined AiG after leaving the University of Wales in Cardiff where he had been a senior administrator for 28 years. He is a graduate of the University of Wales, obtaining his BS in chemistry in 1967 and his PhD for research in the field of gas kinetics in 1970. Monty spent two years investigating the optical and electrical properties of organic semiconductors before moving to Cardiff where he joined the administration at the university there.

Monty is well known for his views on creation, having written numerous articles and pamphlets, as well as a number of books dealing with various aspects of creation, evolution, science, and the Bible. Monty has appeared on British television programs and has been interviewed on local and national radio about creation.

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Paul F. Taylor

Paul learned to play the piano early in life and was educated at Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester. However, an interest in science took him to Nottingham University to study chemistry, and there he graduated with a BS in 1982. He then took a year’s post-graduate Certificate in Education so that he could become a schoolteacher. Paul taught science in state schools for 17 years, eventually becoming a Head of Department, and gaining a master’s degree in science education at Cardiff University.

Paul joined the staff of AiG (UK/Europe) in 2005 as a writer and speaker. He is now the head of media and publications.

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Bodie Hodge

Bodie earned a BS and MS in mechanical engineering at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1996 and 1998, respectively. His specialty was in materials science working with advanced ceramic powder processing. He developed a new method of production of submicron titanium diboride.

Bodie accepted a teaching position as visiting instructor at Southern Illinois in 1998 and taught for two years. After this, he took a job working as a test engineer at Caterpillar’s Peoria Proving Ground. Bodie currently works at Answers in Genesis (USA) as a speaker, writer, and researcher after working for three years in the Answers Correspondence Department.

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Terry Mortenson

Terry earned a BA in math at the University of Minnesota in 1975 and later went on to earn an MDiv in systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1992. His studies took him to the U.K. where he earned a PhD in the history of geology at Coventry University.

Terry has done extensive research regarding the beliefs of the nineteenth century Scriptural geologists. An accumulation of this research can be found in his book The Great Turning Point. Terry is currently working at Answer in Genesis (USA) as a speaker, writer, and researcher.

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Mike Riddle

As a former captain in the Marines, Mike earned a BS in mathematics and MS in education. Mike has been involved in creation apologetics for many years and has been an adjunct lecturer with the Institute for Creation Research. Mike has a passion for teaching and he exhibits a great ability to bring topics down to a lay-audience level in his lectures.

Before becoming a Marine, Mike became a US national champion in the track-and-field version of the pentathlon (in 1976). His best events were the 400 meters, javelin, long jump, and 1,500 meters. In his professional life, Mike worked for many years in the computer field with Microsoft (yes, he has met Bill Gates).

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Mike Oard

Retired from the National Weather Service, meteorologist Mike Oard has researched the compelling evidence for Noah’s Flood and the resulting Ice Age, and how the incredible woolly mammoth connects to biblical history.

Mike, or “Mr. Ice Age,” received his MS in atmospheric science from the University of Washington. He has authored a children’s book, Life in the Great Ice Age, and a book for teens and adults, The Weather Book. Mike recently wrote a semitechnical book called Frozen in Time for lay-readers, as well as the technical monograph An Ice Age Caused by the Genesis Flood.

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Andrew Snelling

Andrew is currently an Associate Professor of Geology at the Institute for Creation Research. Andrew received a BS in applied geology with first-class honors at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, and earned his PhD in geology at the University of Sydney for his thesis entitled “A geochemical study of the Koongarra uranium deposit, Northern Territory, Australia.”

Recently, Andrew was involved in the RATE (Radioisotopes and the Age of The Earth) project hosted by the Institute for Creation Research and the Creation Research Society.

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Tommy Mitchell

Tommy graduated with a BA with highest honors from the University of Tennessee–Knoxville in 1980 with a major in cell biology and a minor in biochemistry. He subsequently attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, where he was granted an MD degree in 1984.

Dr. Mitchell’s residency was completed at Vanderbilt University Affiliated Hospitals in 1987. He was board certified in internal medicine, with a medical practice in Gallatin, Tennessee (the city of his birth). In 1991, he was elected to the Fellowship in the American College of Physicians (F.A.C.P.). Tommy became a full-time speaker, researcher, and writer with Answers in Genesis (USA) in 2006.

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Clifford Wilson

Cliff has a BA and a MA from Sydney University, a BDiv (which was postgraduate, including Hebrew and Greek) from the Melbourne College of Divinity, and a master of religious education (MRE) from Luther Rice Seminary. His PhD is from the University of South Carolina, and he has done field work in archaeology in association with Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem.

Cliff has carefully studied thousands of archaeological finds for decades and openly declares that they confirm the Bible’s history. He was the founding president of Pacific International University in Springfield, Missouri. Cliff and his wife, Barbara, who also holds a PhD, have authored more than 70 books.

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The New Answers Book 1

The New Answers Book 1 is packed with biblical answers to over 25 of the most important questions on creation/evolution and the Bible.

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